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suggest otherwise. i am lou dobbs. ♪ ♪ lou: good evening, everyone. the obama administration official in charge of fixing the obamacare site. he said there is a night and day difference between the health care.gov website that launched on october 1 in the one working today. wartime here. according to the white house, a five-week technology surge has doubled the website capacity and equipment can handle 30,000 consumers at the same time. and with some good reason. this is the page that came up when our colleague peter ducey logon. a page of gibberish filled with question marks. and it's not just frustrated consumers but insurers say that they are still dealing with an obamacare mass because functions have not even been built yet. and that means the administration's goal of enrolling 7 million people by the end of march, well, that could be the latest in what has turned out to be a string of second term failures for this president. chief white house correspondent ed henry has more on what is actually different about health care.gov. reporter: president obama's aides struggled to explain
of that and more straight ahead. ♪ lou: another obama cover-up. new e-mails reveal the obama administration knew about a major flaw in the obamacare small business exchange. former romney health care adviser on this latest obamacare outrage or oversight. next. ♪ as a business owner, i'm constantly putting out fires. so i deserve a small business credit card with azing rewards. with the spark cascard from capital one, i get 2% cash back on ery purchase, every day. i break my back around here. finally soone's recognizing me with unlimited rewards! meetings start at 11, cindy. [ male announcer get the spark business card from capital one. choose 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every d. what's in your wallet? i need your timesheets, larry! where does the uted states get most of its energy? is it africa? the middle east? canada? or the u.s.? the answer is... the u.s. ♪ most of america's energy comes from right here at home. take the energy quiz. energy lives here. it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's g
. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. lou: obama administration officialreport more progress with healthcare.gov. they now say that the site fails just about 10 percent of the time. back in octor that failure rate was 25%. government officials also say over three and a half million consumers visited the site from midnight sunday antonin today, but the obama administration still will not tell us what the november enrollment numbers are or how many people actually have insurance. insurers are still complaining that the healthcare applications that they do receive are riddled with errors. and the house energy and commerce committee releasing new e-mails showing that administration officials knew that they need to delay the health care exchange for small businesses as early as august, but it was not until six weeks later on september 26 that the administration actually announced that it was delaying the on-line portal for small business. energy and commerce committee chairman fred upton said, about that revelation, as the paper trail broadens, we see more a more evidence
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to beijing to tonight seoul, south korea. our first guest tonight is pressing the obama administration to reassess their guidance that u.s. civilian air carriers comply with china as illegitimate imposition of an air defense identification zone over the east china sea. he says the white house has legitimized the beijing attempt to subvert international aerospace while at the same time attempting, seemingly, to condemn such a move. joining us is congressman randy forbes, a member of the house judiciary and arms services committee. good to have you with us. let me turn, first, to whatever the achievement as a result of vice president biden isomacy. has there been any progress you are aware of? >> we spend a lot of time talking to our allies out there. we have several ambassadors. one of the things that we here below the radar so many times is that this administration has just not been very good at making clear their foreign policy actually is. this is a perfect example where they have conflicting reports that confuse, oftentimes, our allies. when you come to foreign policy the most impor
blame the obama administration f this -- they have shut out successful private online companies like e health who have been working effectively for ten years. >> it's true that every company that starts out runs into problems, but listen to this anecdote. when jeff bezos was starting out, he had a guy in charge of phone calls, calling in, who said every call will be answered within a minute. in a meeting bezos tested that. that guy was gone within a year. not so in government. >> you would have six months of hearings whether that guy could be fired. we have to stop the administrative whitewash and the fog machine that's working overtime to spin that this is a great thing. here's the big problem, yeah, amazon processes 3 million a day. that's what we need, what the administration needs, to float health insurance. 3 million into the system. by next march meaning young adults. they have such a complicated back end. it's more complicated than a moon launch. they have to cross-check it with the irs. they have to cross-check it with the department of homeland security. stop the whole thing a
for the obama administration. am lou dobbs. hello, everyone. severely undercutting president obama's credibility an approval rating. a new fox poll shows half of voters believe president obama knowingly lied when he repeatedly told americans that they could keep their plan under his signature health care law. as for the number of americans who have signed on for health care insurance, the initial numbers are woefully short and far below their lowered expectations. 106,000 have eolled in health care plans in the state and federal exchanges through the first month obamacare. one fifth of what the officials had projected before the launch of health care dog of and the opening of exchanges accnted for only 27,000 of successful in moments, 80,000 of them originated in state-run insurance exchanges and secretary kathleen sibelius revealed below numbers and then open herself and the administration up to ridicule consistent with what maschuses, a state of only 6.5 million residents, experienced an initial rollout of romney care. not revealing the number of people that paid for the plan and she did not
of the insured person. the other thing is this website. we've heard that the, you know the obama administration basically declared victory on the website yesterday. they say it's now working. well they fixed the front end of the website where consumers go and sign in and can do a little shopping. there's a back end of the website as well in which it communicates with other federal agencies like the irs. it determines whether someone is eligible for a subsidy and if so, how big it is and then it tells the insurance company. that part isn't working. regardless of what you heard about the other parts of the website, that part isn't working. >> not working or not built? i'm reading it is not finished. >> it is not built yet. not as if it has a bunch bugs. ttey haven't finished it. we're days, a few weeks from this needing to work. what happened is, the insurance companies said wait a minute, if the website can't calculate subsidies. government can't give us money, are we supposed insure people for nothing? what happened is, the obama administration said well look, if you estimate what you will pay
, the crisis of credibility for the obama administration and brad thor joins us in a budget deal still on capitol hill as the clock ticks down. the "a-team" on the political prospect in the book that the atf didn't want you to see and that attorney general eric holder insisted that you not. we will be joined by john dobson and his new book much more straight ahead. the chinese aircraft carrier is on its way to the south china sea and afghanistan signed an agreement of cooperation with iran, but not with the united states. general tom mcinerney joins us next to a possessed the success or failure of the obama foreign policy. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] here's a question for you: where does the united states get most of its energy? is it africa? the middle east? canada? or the u.? the answer is... the u.s. ♪ most of america's energy comes from right here at home. take the energy quiz. energy lives here. mm. mm-hmm. [ enne revs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] oh what fun it is to ride. get the mercedes-benz your wish list at the winter event going on now -- but hurry, the offers end december 31s
that paid for the plan and she did not explain why the obama administration will withhold those numbers from the public until december 15. >> the numbers are consistent with the numbers that massachusetts reported and that we feel are the most accurate by the 15th of december and we will be able to tell you how many people have paid for this coverage. lou: or disturbing numbers. 55% say they believe the obama administration tried to deceive them about obamacare. compared to only 30% many say we need to throw obamacare out and begin again and 42% say keep trying to fix it and 10% say leave it alne. well, let's find out our guests tonight have to say. joining us is andrea and greg. cohost of the five and thank you both for being here. i would like to turn to you, andrea. she has become a metaphor for what is going on with health care dog of an obamacare itself. it's striking that this thing just doesn't work and we still are having conflicting claims is whether or not it can be fixed as the administration promises. >> that's right, she is and who she said she was. and now she's getting bullied
: there's another lawsuit suing the obama administration, student employees in the coverage of birth control at the university of notre dame. we make of this? >> i think that's another major case. also to the hobby lobby case it is part of the supreme court. and i think that my prediction is that the justice department loses on this and the supreme court is going to look at is in a close vote and they are going to say that there is no justification for justification to the supreme court that companies have a first amendment right of political expression and what they have religious expression. i think that's going to be a problem for the justice department. gerri: right on obamacare, birth control is free. it's not just something you have to provide. it is also free. let's talk about businesses. the supreme court will hear the first amendment religious liberties law. you mention hobby lobby. will that go somewhere? >> i think that hobby lobby is going to win that case. because not only on the basis of the fact that the door is already broken open on the first amendment, recognizing l
is not working as it should. the obama administration still will not tell us how many people have successfully rolled and purchased obamacare insurance. we will have considerably more comment on those circumstances here tonight. i'm "lou dobbs tonight". ♪ good evening. the president today defiantly declared that obamacare is here to stay. regardless of the failures during a sometimes rambling and at times contradictory speech that included shots of republicans who were opposing obamacare. >> we have learned not to make wild promises about how perfectly smooth it is going to be an all times. do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you. we are going to keep on working to fix whatever problems, the mahler ever comes up we will fix and the reader never peeling as long as i'm president. the statements -- lou: the statements come after announcing that the administration had met their own self-imposed deadline of november 30th to have the website problems fixed. fox news chief white house correspondent ed henry is at the white house tonight with our report. >> the bottom line is
the obama administration has been played for a damn fool by the iranians and that this is a bit of a fool's errand to try to follow along on this phased approach and negotiate and to the iranian nlear weapons ambitions. >> i think i would take a slightly kinder interpretation of what they said. i believe that they said and wrote that this six months was a crucial test to of the iranian willingness to disarm its nuclear infrastructure. andhat think that i read that very important editorial as an endorsement of that test and also the two gentlemen who sit in the know about strategy and know about the nuclear ambitions and capabilities and say that this could lead to even more broad areas of cooperation. lou: what you read was an endorsement of an approach and strategy. is that what you just said? >> no, i read it as a list of risks and potential benefits. lou: did you read as to adults highly intelligent reminding some adolescents who are not necessarily intelgence or informed well on their nation's interest to be damned careful because they are taking an adventuress route. did you sense an
. they made a lot of harry potter movies. >> we're 14 because of obama administration, highest corporate tax that is a killer. >> other country showcase rate. neil: why are we 14. >> i don't know if i can. neil: you better. >> what is surprising i would never take issue with forbing magazine, but these are country that have socialized medicine provide everyone at birth, every one of those country health care is a right not a privilege. >> what are they doing right? >> they are letting business do business. >> and government getting out of the way. >> no government is taking responsibility, they are take -- >> 7 of those have a lot of benefits that we're fighting for here that could ease burden on company. >> no, i think that government is -- anvil around the necks of these businesses. neil: by the way with health care you would think that be the draw to at least take us out of the top 20, maybe to top 10. >> we have not gone where they are. >> it has already been a job killer. >> none of these country have an obamacare health care system. neil: we are 14. >> they have single -- try getting t
will the need for the obama and administration and what she did? werke aig is great news. he h a bad couple of weeks with the launch but it shows the policy put in place years ago are paid dividends. where people are partipating and it is good all-around heading into the holiday season where people have confidence and spent more buddy it shows we have to stay the course talking to about jobless benefits that helps to fuel the growth for people to participate and this creates more jobs. congress has to make sure it is a fragile recovery they cannot have that same sort of brings michelle to threaten to appear the debt ceiling and ready to get up a deal when we are supposed to. >> in the '80s and '90s we did not have just a tax increase of cuts but that have been dip this year that could have called is like having 400,000 jobs created because we're not in stimulus motive to do more. it was good news. >> so if we have a government is shut down assembly will have auarter reported taken off for gdp what a powerful economic engine and then we have third quarter gdp growth of 3.6% invested a couple
. >> that is the perverse part of this, this is a public relations game, obama administration has done this astutely equating j.p. morgan as the culprit for the financial crisis in this case, bank of america. neil: done the same institutions have a lot of other -- the source of this, liabilities. >> bank of america, clearly, was asked by federal government, prodded to buy countrywide, countrywide. neil: the source of subprime. >> here is why country wide sold them, they were prodded by the federal government to do so including fannie and freddie. neil: critics of those en institutions saying they knew well they were inheriting those liabilities? >> no, you can never tell how much. i don't think that jamie dimon or ken lewis who was the ceo of bank of america, right now it is moynihan 9. neil: they hate you about which one. neil: both, lewis and main moynihan. >> i get along with them. full disclosure -- i don't think they have any idea they would be walking into a firestorm of fat cat, name-calling antibank sentiment that has become the obama administration, if you, 88 jamie dimon with the ways part
if we don't to medleys when it comes to gas prices. the obama administration spin years telling us to drive less and the tower suvs for hybrids, and we actually did it. well, not me, but other people did. now we might be getting punished thanks to a proposed tax that could raise gas prices and fill federal coffers. it is a case of the government on wild? absolutely phil flynn. my favorite economist, peter more recede. thanks to all of you for joining us. you know, so this is really driving me crazy. if you look at the stats crude oil production up 17% year-over-year. fracking like crazy. for the first time in nearly two decades we're producing more oil than we have imported. americans are driving almost 100 billion fewer miles. we have super high gas prices. we produced all of this oil and stopped driving. so prices went down. what is our report? the government will make up the difference with the tax. i can't believe it. are you as hysterical as i am? >> i am. i have a constructive suggestion we always get our tax to use the roads. we use the gas tax. back in the old days all the
, wall street journal reporting the obama administration raising concerns with south korea about their plans to let the chinese telecom giant develop south korea's wireless network u.s. officials according to the journal are fighting a risk that while the equipment could be used for spying on communications among the allies this obviously plays into the news we had from earlier today, under fire in recent years by some members of congress, have been increasingly concerned about who owns access to private information. in 2012 house intelligence chairman michael rogers, republican from michigan said we have to be certain chinese telecommunications companies working in the united states can be trusted with access to our critical infrastructure. fast forward to this month and what seems to be his second interview ever with the foreign press the ceo rendered that the chinese telecom giant plans to get out of the u.s. market. according to the chinese transcript that i looked at he told reporters if they get in the middle of u.s./china relations is not worth it. he then added therefore
and reduction of a trade agreement. russia urging stability and order, while the obama administration is not getting involved at all. apparently because of fears provoking a fracture with vladimir putin. vice president joe biden making no direct comments after meeting with the chinese leaders in beijing over the air zone dispute in the south china sea. the vice president called for trust calls for an operation. here we have the administration's response with what is continued rising sanctions. we have vice chief of staff, military analyst general jack keane. >> thank you for having me as beyond the platitudes falling from the vice president lives are hardly reassuring. and the chinese seem to be raising at least the bellicosity of their position. is there a clear path that we should be following here to avoid conflict? at the same time, maintain and defend our allies in the region? >> absolutely. the fact of the matter is that we know what this is. this is the power play to influence in the pacific by the chinese. they are going to find things like shipping rates and fishing rights a
on that at the bottom of the hour. up here first, the young winner of the administration obama care video saying price doesn't matter. tell that to the young and restless saying they won't sign up. why that could mean the price tag for the rest of us is about to go way up. war ii and changed history. i'm jamie colby. more headlines 30 minutes away. ♪ don't need a lot of money money money ♪ ♪ we just want to make it ♪ with affordable health care >> catchy, huh? that's the winner of the administration's obama care video contest. forget about the price tag. well, try telling that to a majority of young folks who think they're going to be socked with a hefty price tag because of the law. maybe that's why only 22% of uninsured mill len yells plan to sign up for it. gary b., you say that all means we're facing a bigger price tag. >> brenda, absolutely, look the whole foundation of obama care is to get the young healthy people to pay higher premiums. in fact, subsidize the program for the older ones who really need the obama care. i mean, really need the medical attention. so, for example, you're goi
evening, everyone. the obama administration official in charge of fixing the obamacare site. he said there is a night and day difference between the health care.gov website that launched on october 1 in the one working
of obama administration pushing their own agenda, their own legislation as opposed to looking out for the very people they are supposed to stand for, the patient at risk, we have to make shire tha sure s work, and at public buildings and schools to resuscitate the patients, if you have a recalled defibrillate or try to use it until someone brings you a replacement, it is better than nothing. gerri: we could do better than at, that would you like to see, what should happen? >> i would like to see aeds in every public space, every school, government building, to see oversight of the aeds, get approval like you do for certain pharmaceutical, and other medical devices such as pacemakers and inplaable defibrillators, then routine inspections but we need to spend money on keeping americans safe rather than on obamacare legislation that does not work. gerri: doctor kevin campbell thank you. >> thank you. gerri: tell yeah. how frustratingwe, we have more to come this hour, most important step in take before putting your house on the market, advice for, that and the fda is getting involved
's a consistent theme. >> i think that the obama administration is really worried about this at this point, the fact that you will see 45 million individuals are going to have canceled policies by the end of the year and they have to be signed up by january the first. not enough people are signing up to get this process moving. so not only do they have a pr problem, but they can't even they have the ad campaigns are trying to bring in people to sign up quite frankly, you have small-business owners are very concerned, scared to death because of the mere fact that they are going to have fewer hours for a lot of the employees and it's going to impact, you know, the businesses overall. >> you could win a million dollars, but be odds are stacked against you because you're going against the house. thank you both very much and have a wonderful weekend. >> thank you so much. neil: there is another problem with the health care lot. you're not officially signed up until you have paid up. very few have paid anything at all. the website is not too clear about that. so come january, the last time i ch
healthcare.gov, but the reality is the website still isn't working as it should. the obama administration still won't tell us how many people have successfully enrolled and purchased obama care insurance. we will have considebly more comment on those circumstances here tonight. i'm lou dobbs. >>> good evening everybody. the president today defiantly declared that baem care is here to stay regardless of its failures during a metimes rambling, at times contradictory speech that included shots at republicans for opposing obama care. >> we've learned not to make wild promises about how perfectly smooth it's going to be at all times. do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you. we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up. whatever comes up, we're going to fix them. we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> those statements come after announcing just yesterday and again today that the administration had met their own self-imposed deadline of november 30th to have the website problems fixed. fox news chief white house correspondent ed henry is at
news, new documents uncovered by congressional panel show the obama administration knew about the need to delay the healthiest changes as early as august despite waiting until the day before thanksgiving to do so. rich edson with more on this breaking story. rich: this is another example of the administration to the online exchanges needed more time while officials kept promising the system would be up and running by october 1. the time the creation of the shop exchange where small businesses can buy insurance for their workers. in august and official presenters of medicare and medicaid services wrote i have been unable to get cgi to commit to having employee application ready for day one. the federal contractors propose pushing back the date writing per our conversation we came up with a planned rollout schedule for november 15 employee portal goes live. six weeks later than first promise. debbie chief information officer replied can we sign this with blood? the contract replied whose? the exchange will now be ready next november. the subcommittee chairman says as president obama emba
the obama administration touts dramatic progress. is the latest fix too little too late? lessons this hour. adam: and it is the ultimate symbol of success in the auto industry. we will introduce you to the man who created it. his prestigious award hair and the future he goes by dave. lori: a busy hour ahead. let's get things started. kicking off a newmont. 2%. some fall since december. this december we're off to a bit of a slower start. >> seeing the market not too far off the unchanged line. a lot of the traders still think that the trend remains to the upside. all three of the major averages have up arrows. around 1812, 1814. we were watching for that as well as in the meantime, higher at the moment, watching this treasury balance. that is a big deal. manufacturing data came a better than expected. the fed is going to us stop the bond buying and people selling of bonds quickly. new highs for great companies. goldman, 90, american express to microsoft ball hitting new highs . jo ling kent over there. 17158 is the height. 8653. and then i can't leave out nike. so those are the hi
it? on a mass scale for years under the obama administration nothing happened. judge napolitano: illegal for the present to bomb libya and kill gaddafi. stuart: would be illegal? would you declare war? judge napolitano: everything -- stuart: formal declaration of war. judge napolitano: killing? yes. spying? no. you need a search warrant. you needed declaration of war. the nsa doesn't kill but the nsa spies. lawful search warrants, it gets general warrant, the general warrant like british soldiers had, the bearer may go where he wishes for whatever you wants but the fourth amendment requires everyone specifically describe a person to be seen as a place to be searched. general warrants are unconstitutional. even for as you call them -- stuart: when you agree that there is debate on the issue? if a general search warrant is unconstitutional or not? it is not cut and dried. you are not automatically right because you say. judge napolitano: not i who was saying that but the constitution saying it. stuart: your interpretation of the constitution. judge napolitano: the meaning of the w
't understand why does the obama administration which poured george bush over the coals for this kind of thing are actively doing this. >> we're not talking about the nsa. guess where the money is coming from for local governments to buy these suitcases. the cost $400,000 each because of the level of sophisticated equipment from there. it comes from federal stimulus money. i thought it was a post is to relate the economy, not to relate the government. stuart: that is appalling. local cops do it in the of public safety. you can justify just what anything in the name of public safety if you don't care about the constitution. stuart: i am speechless. i'm speechless that we agree. thank you very much, indeed. the dow has turned negative. holding steady above 16,000. last week we brought you inside and e-cigarette vaporium. the people who run this vaporium offer 80 flavors of cigarettes in five levels of nicotine strength. some of them are nicotine free. a lot of them have nicotine, so if you want it, you buy it, you get it. we apologize for any confusion. coming up after the break according to one
of its shares in general motors. the obama administration gave gm may -- gm a $50 billion bailout in 2009 and it got a huge tax ride off in future profits. those profits have come roaring back. now sitting on $26 billion in cash. still, taxpayers will lose $2 billion, that is $10 billion the bailout. add that to the one-and-a-half billion lost on chrysler. ford did not get a bailout. a lot more to come this hour including if you want sap help with your wallet -- let me try that one more time. if you want some help with holiday spending in charity spending, we have recommendations. stay with us. ♪ as a business owner, i'm constantly putting out fires. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cascard from capital one, i get 2% cash back on ery purchase,very day. i break my back around here. finally soone's recognizing me with unlimited rewards! meetings start at 11, cind [ male announcer get the spark business card from capital one. choose 2% cash back or doue miles on every purchase, every d. what's in your wallet? i need your timesheets, larry! [ ma
new highs. connell: the obama administration say it met its goal of a healthcare.gov work for the majority of users, but the problem is some of these insurance companies and states are looking for alternatives. dagen: it seems to work on the front end but not on the back end like getting your information to the insurance company will give you the insurance. more on this developing story. >> you got it. health insurance officials say that systems still have problems despite report from officials yesterday touting big improvements, hhs send the tech experts fixed 400 software bugs adding 12 huge servers to help handle the traffic last friday. with this is a website can handle 50,000 simultaneous users per hour were 800,000 users per day. they say the website is up and now more than 90% of the time compared 40% earlier in november. and all of this means the administration has met its goal of making the site work the vast majority of users. >> the bottom line, healthcare.gov on december 1 is night and day from where it was on now to be clear, they likely will be times even wit
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